3 Sources to Increase Your Golf Swing Speed

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If you think more rotation is how to increase your golf swing speed, then you may be giving up a ton of distance. Rotation is important for swing speed, but you’re not going to get much distance if you ignore the other sources of power and speed in the golf swing. In this golf instruction video, I’ll explain your 3 sources of club head speed and, more importantly, you'll learn how to balance them for maximum distance.

This golf instruction video is especially critical for those golfers looking to regain much of their lost golf swing speed as they've gotten older or those who are tired of being out driven by skinny guys like myself! The simple fact of the matter is that when you are seeking to increase club head speed, there are essentially only three sources where you can get that power from and one of them is more important than any other!

If you focus just rotation like so many golfers do, you'll quickly find yourself very frustrated as your clubhead speed will peak out very soon and you'll struggle to get much over 90 mph. As you get older, you'll lose swing speed more quickly than those who use the other two sources of power I discuss in this video.

So, if you're seeking more clubhead speed, you've come to the right place!

Video Practice Points
  • Leverage: Creating Angles w/ Wrist and Arms (Lag and Release)
  • Width: Bigger Arc = More Speed
  • Rotation: Torso Rotates and Decelerates to Transfer Speed

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3 Sources to Increase Power in Your Golf Swing

How to Increase Club Head Speed

Learn the three sources of clubhead speed. When it comes down to it, you only have 3 primary sources to choose from. When you understand that, increasing your club head speed will make more sense.

Most people think of increasing their clubhead speed as some sort of enigma, like black magic. The believe that some golfers just are gifted with lots of club head speed and others are doomed to play golf from the white tees for the rest of their lives! I'm here to tell you it doesn't need to be that way. 

The great thing about golf is that it really relies heavily on understanding basic physics and physic are completely quantifiable. That means that if you watch this golf instruction video by Chuck Quinton, you can learn not only what the sources of clubhead speed are, but exactly what to do to increase yours!

Rotation, Width & Leverage

Most golfers think that rotation is the way to increase clubhead speed. They believe if they spin their shoulders faster or spin their hips faster that their clubhead speed will increase. They believe this because they hear this non-sense on TV all the time. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The reality is that if you spin your shoulders hard from the top, it will actually cause a LOSS of clubhead speed. Yep, you read that correctly. That's because when you spin your shoulders hard from the top, you create centripetal force too early in the downswing. The resultant force of this centripetal force is centrifugal force which acts on the club head and causes it to be thrown away - ie. you lose lag which is your most important source of clubhead speed. 

Lag is your friend because lag is simply saying you have leverage in your golf swing. Archimedes stated that if you gave him a big enough lever he could move the world and he was right, well, sort of. But the truth of the matter is that no matter how fast you spin your shoulders or hips for that matter, you'll never replace leverage. Leverage multiplies the force in your swing exponentially

Did you know that for the average tour pro who swings a 6 iron at 92 mph, that only three feet away from the ball it is only moving 22 mph? How could the golf club more than quadruple in speed in only 3 feet? Because you spun your shoulders really fast at this point in the golf swing? Of course not. It's due to the releasing of the wrist angle in your swing.

The release of this powerful lever creates about 66% of the clubhead speed in any good golfer's swing. This is the whole secret as to why tour pros look like they're not swinging very hard yet the ball goes a long way. Leverage is your best friend in the golf swing so it's about time you learn how to produce it in your golf swing.

Luckily, RotaryGolfSwing.com has got tons of great videos on how to produce more lag in your golf swing:

4 Step Golf Swing Lag Builder 

OrangeWhip Lag Builder Drill

Add the Lead Arm Drill

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